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  • Pocahontas the Peacemaker

    By Hilary Robinson, Masumi Furukawa
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Masumi Furukawa
    Pocahontas leads a quiet life until a ship full of strangers arrives in her village. Pocahontas wants to make friends but the chief does not trust them...Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence
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  • Perseus and the Snake-haired Monster

    By Karen Wallace, Jane Cope
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Cope
    Perseus must face the challenge set him by the King and kill a dreadful snake-haired monster. But anyone who looks at her is turned to stone!
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  • The Perfect Pet

    By Liss Norton, Michael Garton
    Authors:
    Liss Norton
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Garton
    The skeletons want a pet. Skelly finds a bat in the tower and thinks she'll be the perfect pet but Bony Tony doesn't agree!
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  • Pirate Underpants!

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    Captain Flint is angry. The Poor Pirates just can't capture any ships. The Stuck Pig is too slow and her saild her falling to bits. Whatever can they do?
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  • The Pirate Code

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    With their ship stolen by Captain Greenbeard and his Mean Pirates, Captain Flint and his crew are in a bit of a pickle. Who will save the day?
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  • Pirate Jack and the Inca Treasure

    By Leslie Melville, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    Leslie Melville
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
    Captain Jack hates to share his treasure. So when his ship sails near to  Cocos Island, he sneaks away from his crew with his secret treasure map. But he is not alone, and the treasure may be more dangerous than he expects! The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Pirates of the Storm

    By Enid Richemont, Andy Hammond
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Hammond
    Mary Read and Anne Bonny may live in different countries but they want the same thing - adventure! And when their ships meet in the Caribbean Sea, they could find more adventure than they expect!The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Polar Explorers

    By Jack D Clifford, Russ Daff
    Authors:
    Jack D Clifford
    Illustrated by:
    Russ Daff
    When Harry and Jade are suddenly transported to the South Pole, they come across a group of stranded penguins - can they help save them?Imagine if your computer game console was magic... and imagine if it transported you into the game you were playing!This series features exciting stories for computer game fans who are developing their reading confidence.
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  • Polly's Wobbly Tooth

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this familiar setting story, Polly has a very annoying wobbly tooth. She wobbles it all the time, but it just won't fall out. Whatever can she do?This series featuring the popular characters from Espresso Education includes fun stories in under 200 words for children building their reading confidence.
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  • Phrases, Clauses and Conjunctions

    By Ann Riggs
    Authors:
    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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  • Princess Frog

    By Enid Richemont
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale the princess is bored of her princess duties and clothes, she longs for freedom and adventure, in fact she'd prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love...The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!
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  • Pippa's Painting

    By Jill Atkins, Anni Axworthy
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Anni Axworthy
    Pippa is busy making a painting but her little brother wants to see! They soon get in a mess with all the paints!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read.A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the  reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • The Pirate Pie Ship

    By Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    Authors:
    Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    The Pirate Pie Ship is a burly tale of tasty adventure on the high seas! Times are changing and the pirates can no longer rely on stealing treasure to make money so they decide to go into the pie making business. But they soon find a rival ship has the same idea...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five bite-size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Pirates Are Stealing Our Cows

    By Martin Remphry, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Martin Remphry
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    Farmer Marchant gets a shock - pirates are stealing his COWS! What on Earth do pirates want with cows? Find out and join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • The Pirates on Holiday

    By , Rupert Van Wyk
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Plankton Pirates have been so busy working that they need a holiday! Bored of the tropical paradise, they turn to the Windy View Caravan Park as their perfect place to unwind. But will they really fit in?Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • The Princess and the Pea

    By Jackie Walter, Jane Cope
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Cope
    The prince must find a wife - but he just cannot find a real princess to marry. Then a dirty, wet and smelly girl arrives at the castle, claiming to be a princess. The queen decides to test her... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    By Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Impey
    The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Puss in Boots

    By Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Fereday
    Puss is a cat with ambition! He is determined that his master, the poor miller's son, will do splendidly in life and keep him in the manner to which he aspires. And Puss has a plan to make it happen! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • The Pirates and the Talent Show

    By Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Planktown Pirates are back! This time they want to show off their musical talents in a local talent competition. However, they don't have much musical talent, and they don't realise that they are up against their arch enemies the Gruseome Crew, who are bound to cause trouble!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Poems About Festivals

    By Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Kristina Swarner
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Poems include: Let's Celebrate by Sue Hardy-Dawson; The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson; Pancake Day by Debra Bertulis; Holi, Festival of Colour; Mother's Day by Eric Finney; Children's Day by Penny Kent; Eid-ul-Fitr by Penny Kent; It's Diwali Tonight by John Foster; Harvest Thanks by Jan Dean; A Hallowe'en Pumpkin by Dorothy Aldis; Fireworks by Judith Nicholls; Eight Candles Burning by Celia Warren; Long, Long Ago; Christmas Eve by Brian Moses; Happy New Year by Brenda Williams.For more poetry titles compiled by Brian Moses, look out for Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons and Poems About Animals.
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